D.Lee Beard compares finding specific document windows when you have way too many open using the dock feature on Mac OS X and the task bar feature in Windows 7. Topics: mac vs pc, mac, windows, windows 7
In this part 2 of 3 on customizing your Mac, D.Lee Beard explains how to change icons sizes, the text size under icons, how to move the text to the side of the icons, how to adjust the space between icons, how to change Finder window backgrounds to different colors and images, how to have the Finder show document info under the icon name such as pixel size of images, duration of videos, and how many items in a folder. Topics: mac, customize, mod, mac os x
D.Lee Beard shows off his new Star Trek cellphone, addresses an IT department security e-mail, and answers viewer questions on whether Mac laptops are worth the money, why is Final Cut Pro so much faster on the Techies' computer, and how to change your Mac system keyboard and menus to other languages. Topics: security, mac, language, keyboard
In this episode we talk about a bunch of photography gear from a Mac perspective. We talk about the Kelly More Bag, Think Tanks' Retrospective 30, shooting tethered from an iPhone or iPad, and Filter Storm's iPad editing software. Topics: apple, mac, ipad, photography
MacHeist has brought together a community of over 1 million Mac Software enthusiasts. Solve puzzles and complete missions while working your way toward an amazing software bundle. MacHeist has been a blast in the past, and this time around it will be even better. Join the MacHeist community, solve the mystery, and score even more great software! Check out MacHeist at http://macheist.com/ Topics: news&information, talk&interview, macheist, mac heist, mac software discount, mac software...
D.Lee honors the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and more viewer questions answered including thoughts on Apple's iWork, formatting a Mac, and backing up your hard drive. Also, in response to a viewer comment, D.Lee presents a call to action to viewers for new Ask the Techies opening/closing music. Topics: iwork, mac, format
A great way to manage all your social networks and popular website in one, easy-to-use window that supports multiple accounts simultaneously. Topics: technology, appshrink, mac app, mac review, app review, tabs plus
D.Lee Beard starts a new series comparing Mac OS X.6 Snow Leopard to Windows 7. In this episode, he shows how to change file icons and the compares the ease of changing file icons in each operating system.Which is better??? You get to decide by voting at the Ask the Techies website, episode 118, http://AsktheTechies.com/episode118.html Topics: mac vs pc, mac, windows, icons, windows 7
D.Lee Beard continues a new series comparing Mac OS X.6 Snow Leopard to Windows 7. In this episode, he shows how to zoom in on a portion of the computer screen in both Windows 7 and Mac OS X. Zooming in a the computer screen is a great tool for teachers.Which is better??? You get to decide by voting at http://AsktheTechies.com/episode119.html. 4min. 19sec. Topics: mac vs pc, mac, windows, icons, windows 7
D.Lee Beard explains how to add photos to an iMovie video project including applying the Ken Burns effect to your photos, cropping an image in iMovie, rotating an image in iMovie, adjusting how long the photo displays in the video, Topics: imovie, mac, video, editing, photos
http://AskTheTechies.com Should you buy a Macintosh or a Windows computer. In this video, D.Lee Beard explains why we have two different major operating systems by taking a brief look at computer history. He then explains some of the differences between the Macintosh operating system and Windows. Hardware choices for Macs and Windows are explored as well as the ability to run Windows on an Apple computer with Parallels. (21min 44sec) Host: D.Lee Beard Camerawork: Cody Moore Like this show? Go... Topics: mac, windows, pc, computers, review
D.Lee explains how to customize a Mac with the Finder preferences including how to turn on or turn off what drives or servers show up automatically on the desktop, how to change the home location for a new Finder window, how to adjust the spring loaded folders feature, how to add color labels to files and folders, Topics: mac, mod, customize, os x
D.Lee answers viewer questions on what is that computer that D.Lee Beard uses that appears to be an Apple Tablet PC. D.Lee also speaks on the rumors of a soon to be released Apple tablet ebook reader and shows you how you can get your own tablet Mac today! Topics: mac, tablet, ebook, wacom, modbook
D.Lee Beard and Brandon Jackson demonstrate some of the more powerful features of Parallels version 3 such as "Coherence" which allows you to run Microsoft Windows applications along side your Mac applications without having to view a Windows desktop. (24min 44sec) Hosts: D.Lee Beard, Brandon Jackson Camerawork: Cody Moore, D.Lee Beard Become a "Techie" yourself: Share your comments, knowledge and experiences as well on the Ask the Techies Blog! (requires a free Google... Topics: mac, windows, pc, parallels, review
In this episode, D.Lee Beard answers viewer questions on how to control a networked Mac via a PC (a follow up tip), when should you use the AC Adapter on your laptop, how to clear out those unwanted video clips in iMovie from your hard drive, and where to learn everything about computers in video format. Topics: vnc, mac, windows, linux, imovie
Webcam Settings is the 1st and only Mac app, which lets you improve the image quality in real-time when using your USB webcam with your favorite video application such as FaceTime, iChat/Messages,or Skype. Webcam Settings is a very useful and user-friendly OS X utility that will help you quickly adjust your USB webcam's settings. Learn more at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/webcam-settings/id533696630?mt=12 Topics: news&information, talk&interview, mac, osx, facetime, mac webcam settings, osx webcam...
http://www.gearlive.com - We give you a look at the newly redesigned Apple Mac mini in this episode. The Mac mini is now smaller, thinner, and much more sleek than the original design, featuring a unibody enclosure. We give you a look at the older model, as well as the changes to the new Mac mini as far as functionality is concerned. Be sure to check out more of our tech news videos: http://video.gearlive.com On Twitter: http://twitter.com/gearlive On Facebook: http://facebook.com/gearlive Topics: technology, apple, mac, mac mini, mac mini unibody, mac mini 2010, original mac mini, computers,...
It allows you to give your RSS feeds a more traditional look. With a newspaper like interface, you can browse all your latest feeds in a full rich environment. You can add and delete pages and Feeds. Topics: rss, reader, times, apple, mac, macgasm
http://AskTheTechies.com Brandon fights for Firefox while D.Lee Beard fights for Opera. Which is the better browser? Brandon and D.Lee compare features to help you decide. Be sure to watch the credits ;-). (32min 42sec) Topics: mac, windows, computer, firefox, opera, humor
http://www.gearlive.com - We give you a look at the three Apple products that fit best into the home theater, with our look at the new unibody Mac mini, the original Mac mini, and the Apple TV. The newly released Mac mini seems to be the best of both worlds between the orignal and the Apple TV, but of course, the Apple TV has the best interface. Topics: technology, apple, mac, mac mini, apple tv, hdtv, home theater, mac mini unibody, comparisons,...
Makeup Artist Luc Bouchard presents his Explosion look using MAC prodcuts backstage at Kimberly Ovitz and a special beauty forecast by Luminess Air, this time, Classic Smokey Eye. Topics: chic.tv, beauty, makeup, luminess air, mac
In this video, D.Lee Beard explains how to add music and iMovie sound effects to your video project, how to duck the audio of specific tracks, how to fade audio in and out including adjusting how quickly it fades in or out, how to separate the audio from a video clip and move elsewhere or delete altogether, and how to add your own narrations to your video projects using iMovie 09 Topics: mac, imovie, video editing, audio, effects
Photoshop wizard, Brandon Jackson, explains how to create an animated gif from your images and from video. More specifically, he explains how to limit the number of times/cycles your gif animates, how to specify the duration of each specific frame in your animation, and how to automatically add in between images - tweening. Animated gifs are a great way to express information in place of just a single image and even works on older computers and web browsers (unlike Flash). Topics: photoshop, mac, animated gif, tween, video, animation
D.Lee Beard answers viewer questions on an iPod not working, using Compressor to export HD video, and problems installing Leopard with certain deisks. This video is 9min 24 sec - recorded October 2009. Topics: mac, ipod, compressor, final cut pro, leopard
Nathan Galieti explains SSH and how it can make your web browsing more secure by tunneling through your home computer. Both Mac OS X (*nix) and Windows directions are explained. (please excuse the poor audio quality on this episode as we ran into some technical difficulty and did not have time to reshoot the topic. It is our opinion that the hosts are still understandable and that this is still informative). Topics: ssh, computer, security, web browsing, mac, windows
AskTheTechies.com In this video, D.Lee Beard demonstrates some equipment and strategies for reducing computer use related injuries. Reviewed in this video are the Evoluent vertical mouse, the Kinesis keyboard, and the NeutralPosture N·hancement keyboard and mouse tray. (17min 00sec Host: D.Lee Beard Have a comment/question? Send us an e-mail at AskTheTechies@gmail.com. Topics: computer, mac, windows, ergonomic, disability, handicap, safety
After putting out one of our favorite albums of last year, we were pretty amped to see Mac DeMarco back in DC this winter. This sold out show featured a real high energy set that mixed songs off the debut record, Rock n' Roll Night Club, with some from last year's 2. DeMarco even peppered in a couple of rando covers in for good measure and overall crowd satisfaction. Check out the clip above, witha few stand out performances from the set, "I'm A Man," "Annie," "Ode to... Topics: music, mac demarco, captured tracks, dc9
This Final Cut Pro tutorial, part 4 of 4, covers intermediate editing with Final Cut Pro 6. In this video, D.Lee Beard explains how to move only a selected group of clips, adding graphics, resizing graphics and video, capturing a freeze frame image from a video clip, creating and adding a background image to fill behind a graphic, applying transitions, correcting color, adding lower thirds to video, rendering video, and exporting video into different formats using Compressor. (42min 39 sec) Topics: final cut pro, video editing, mac, tutorial
TinyGrab is a screenshot utility that allows you to take a screenshot and upload it immediately to the TinyGrab site and share a link to the image. It is as simply as the built in screenshot command in OS X. Try it now at http://tinygrab.com Topics: tinygrab, os, x, apple, mac, leopard
D.Lee Beard provides a tutorial in the basic of editing video with Final Cut Pro including working with layers, adding video to the timeline, zooming the view, turning off layers, unlinking audio from a video clip, trimming clips, slicing clips using the Blade tool, turning snapping on and off, when to use the Right Delete key and when to use the Backspace Delete key, using the pen tool to lower video and audio levels, and turning on waveforms to synch two videos shot at the same time. (29min.... Topics: final cut pro, tutorial, editing, mac, apple
Don’t leave your lips in the nude, this spring Christian McCulloch recommends the Lychee Lipgloss by MAC as it is presented in the fresh full of youth look of Twinkle by Wenlan, New York Fashion Week Spring 2009. Topics: chic.tv, beauty, lipglass, mac cosmetics, fashion
D.Lee Beard answers a viewer question about formatting a hard drive so that it can be read by both Mac and Windows for video editing. (4min 11sec) Topics: mac, windows, hard drive, format, disk utility